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An Approach to Detect Hard Exudates Using Normalized Cut Image Segmentation Technique in Digital Retinal Fundus Image

  • Diptoneel Kayal
  • Sreeparna Banerjee
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 166)

Abstract

Diabetic retinopathy is a disease commonly found in case of diabetes mellitus patients. This disease causes severe damage to retina and may lead to complete or partial visual loss. As changes occurs due to the disease is irreversible in nature, the disease must be detected in early stages to prevent visual loss. One of the most important sign of presence o f diabetic retinopathy in diabetes mellitus patients is the exudates. But detection of exudates in early stages of the disease is extremely difficult only by visual inspection. But an efficient automated computerized system can have the ability to detect the disease in very early stage. In this paper one such method is discussed.

Keywords

Diabetic retinopathy exudates median filtering thresholding Ncut 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer Science & EngineeringWest Bengal University of TechnologyKolkataIndia

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